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Reluctant to Get Adult Braces? How Having Straighter Teeth Improves Your Health


There are lots of benefits that you can have when you have straighter teeth. The first and most obvious benefit is your improved self-image. Here are some health benefits that straighter teeth may provide.

Less Enamel Wear

In some cases, uneven teeth can result in the enamel wearing down in an unusual pattern. This can lead to the development of cavities in places that are harder to clean. The enamel is the portion of your teeth that protects them from developing areas of rot and decay. Once this enamel is lost, you can’t get it back. As the enamel continues to wear on your teeth, it can eventually result in tooth loss. There are toothpastes that can help with providing your enamel with another layer of protection.

Reduced Risk of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection around your tooth. This is first seen in the gums and then will move on to other areas in your mouth. You may notice that your gums are red or swollen. This is the beginning stages of periodontal disease. As it progresses, tooth loss could be the end result. The best way to combat this condition is to be able to brush all the surfaces of your teeth and gums. Uneven teeth can make this task more difficult.

Easier to Clean

Straight teeth are always easier to keep clean. You’re better able to brush all the surfaces and floss between each tooth. There are a variety of means that you can obtain straighter teeth. Adult braces have evolved in such a way as to reduce the visibility of them being worn. You don’t have to feel like a teenager again just because you want to have a healthy smile. Keeping your whole mouth clean has health benefits that extend beyond just your mouth.

Improved Ability to Eat

Some people find that it can be difficult to eat properly. This is because the misaligned teeth may be impinging on one another. You may feel more comfortable when eating if your teeth were better aligned. Another benefit may be that you have an improved ability to speak. Severely misaligned teeth may be causing people to misunderstand you. This is likely because your teeth are impairing the ability of your tongue to form words properly.

One of the biggest benefits to having straighter teeth is that you will be able to care for them properly. This can lead to you having a healthier heart and overall immune system.

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